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extension GLX missing on display

I have a computer with broken graphics here. It's running openSUSE 13.2 (x86_64). When a 3D application (paraview in this case) starts up it complains: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0". Xlib: ...
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How to avoid Google Chrome's crash on every startup? [on hold]

Well, since I started using OpenSuse, Google Chrome always asked me to restore tabs when I first opened it.
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Why does grub2-install escape chroot jail?

I have an odd experience. Scenario: I am writing a Linux installer (based on OpenSUSE 12.2) that runs in an initrd (actually initramfs), and I'm trying to update the bootloader. A copy of the ...
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Installing OpenSUSE - Cannot format partitions

I'll make this fast. OpenSUSE is throwing up a whole bunch of errors when I try to install it. I am 90% sure that the partitions I set up are correct, but the installer doesn't seem impressed by my ...
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Install gcc4.9 on openSuse 13.1

I need to download and install g++4.9 in order to work with regex in c++11 for a school project. I downloaded the source but it seems it does not work .. I searched for the rpm and 1-ClickInstall and ...
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Change Linux Bcache device type

I have accidentally configured my SSD as a backing device instead of a caching device. Simply trying either one of the following: sudo make-bcache -C /dev/sdb1 sudo make-bcache -C /dev/sdb Gives ...
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OpenLDAP and vsftpd default directory

We are hosting a cluster of VMs all incorporating OpenLDAP. I came on after the server was setup, and the original sysadmin set a single FTP LDAP username for everyone inside and outside the ...
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Mouse stutter on Thinkpad OneLink Dock Pro

I am on a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga (S1) running OpenSUSE Tumbleweed (kernel 3.19) and am trying to use my OneLink Pro docking station for said device. Unfortunately the performance of the mouse through ...
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openSUSE Tumbleweed: GDM fails to start gnome-session, G_DBUS_PROXY_FLAGS_DO_NOT_AUTO_START flag

Last week I installed openSUSE 13.2 with Xfce on my Thinkpad T500, and upgraded to Tumbleweed. I decided to switch to GNOME 3.16, and installed it via pattern from YaST, and set the display manager to ...
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YaST - Allocating a new partition leads to warning

So the Win10 Tech Preview will be expiring tomorrow. I need a change. I am trying to install OpenSUSE, but I'm not quite confident where I should designate the Linux partition. I put in the install ...
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Set a local static IP address on a network interface and have it permanent even after restart

I have openSUSE 13.2. My laptop connects to the internet through a WiFi network but I have an embedded device which I need to connect to it through the ethernet interface. It has an IP address of ...
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How can I consistently tell OpenSUSE to refresh the clock / current time?

I use OpenSUSE in a VM and sometimes want to save the machine and get back to work later. I haven't had much success with hibernate or suspend, so I simply save the state of the machine and resume ...
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Multicast communication blocked?

I am struggling to create a multicast communication with basic client and server. So I looked on the web to find any working example... and they don't work. I mean the server is waiting for a ...
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Why are there capital letters in openSUSE packages?

In Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora, the package is called python3-sphinx. On openSUSE, the package is called python3-Sphinx. Same with python3-prettytable versus python3-PrettyTable. I find those capital ...
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how do I disable the firewall through YaST?

The fine manual states: The Start-Up section defines how your firewall will start. You can either have the firewall start automatically when booting (recommended), or you can set the firewall ...
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Postfix alias for root not working in SUSE

First try I've set up multiple servers running Postfix. To get a general grasp of the state of the machine I usually redirect e-mail for root to my normal adress. I recently installed SUSE and ...
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No GTK settings in Opensuse 13.2, KDE Plasma 5

I remember that in KDE 4 (at least in Kubuntu) and also in other KDE 5 environments I tested, there were some appearance settings for GTK applications. I have installed Opensuse 13.2 with Xfce ...
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Copy a large file to external disk

I am trying to copy a large (4.4 GB) file to an external usb drive. Unfortunately, about halfway through my computer freezes. I know my root partition is becoming too small (yes, I already emptied ...
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How to clone display to external monitor with custom resolution during boot?

NOTE: this question is not about configuring desktop manager (like KDE3), it is about booting up the system. The hardware configuration is this -- laptop with high resolution display, and external ...
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OpenSuSE libusb installation

My System: Suse Linux 9.3 (i586) (no, I definitely can't update), no internet connection (!), no possibility to run updates (the system must not be changed in any way) and more important: it is ...
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how to set a route and firewall for a static ip

These directions on setting the static ip address for vicidial seem at once very specific and overly broad: Type 'yast lan' and press ENTER Optionally, you can type 'yast' and navigate to the ...
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why can't I ping Google with a static IP address?

I'm trying to install vicibox, an OpenSUSE distro which includes Asterisk. The fine manual says to set a static ip address with yast lan. What's the difference between: ││[ ] Change Hostname via ...
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how do I set a hostname in yast?

how do I set the hostname, FQDN, in yast? I ran yast => network devices => network services => hostname/DNS: YaST2 - lan @ arrakis Network Settings ...
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Runlevel3 (systemd) - target on Opensuse 13.2 starts GUI

From my understanding, setting the default target to /usr/lib/systemd/system/runlevel3.target should not start the GUI--but it does. Also the file runlevel3.target looks exactly the same as ...
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Resizing home and root partions at opensuse

I have divided my ssd into two partitions, one for the root and one for the home directories. Unfortunately I have provided too few space for the root directory and I would like to expand it, by ...
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How do you tweak iptables limit rules on openSUSE Tumbleweed?

I have a fresh install of openSUSE Tumbleweed, it is logging a lot firewall related stuff due to my apple devices multicasting to enable airplay. Lines look like: Mar 14 12:45:13 server kernel: ...
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atftpd won't start on opensuse tumbleweed under systemd

I tried installing atftpd today. The package installed successfully: # zypper se atftp Loading repository data... Reading installed packages... S | Name | Summary | Type ...
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What is the best backup/restore tools for SUSE Linux system

All, Is there any tools like Norton Ghost for Linux to help backup and restore SUSE when necessary? Thanks.
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How to install Linux capabilities like setcap and getcap?

In my openSUSE 13.2 machine I can apply commands like setcap and getcap on some application. I moved that application to an openSUSE 12 machine that does not have capabilities installed. In the 13.2 ...
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How to install openssh-server on openSUSE

I recently installed openSUSE, and I want to set up an ssh server so that I can ssh into this machine. However, I am having trouble installing openssh-server. I have tried $ sudo zypper install ...
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Disable Language Packages in Zypper

I am an OpenSUSE user, which means that I use zypper as the main package manager. When I install almost anything, I get a package with the same name but with a -lang suffix that is recommended by ...
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KDE Splash Screen doesn't disappear

Whenever I boot OpenSUSE, The KDE splash screen appears, which is normal. What is not normal, however, is that it never disappears again ! The previous session's windows just appear. KDE is ...
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Bluetooth on at startup in openSUSE

I just installed openSUSE (dual boot with Windows) on my thinkpad T420 and after the install for some strange reason my Bluetooth is on when I turn on my computer. Both in Windows and openSUSE my ...
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nix package manager: perl warning: Setting locale failed

Whenever I run a command for the nix package manager (e.g. nix-channel --update) I get the following warning: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale ...
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KDE 4.14 on OpenSuse, KDE Thunderbird with “Send as Email attachment”

I am running KDE OpenSuse 13.2 which has KDE 4.14. I could not find any way to configure the "Send as Email Attachment" service menu action to open Thunderbird through any standard configuration GUI. ...
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Make opensuse 13.2 accept remote logging?

My question is how can one make opensuse 13.2 accept remote logging? Since it uses systemd-journal, which conflicts an installation attempt of syslog or rsyslog? Many thanks!
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why are there different formats for the hosts file between OpenSuSE and Ubuntu?

How is 127.0.0.1 related to 127.0.0.2? Using ssh to login to tleilax (OpenSuSE): tleilax:~ # tleilax:~ # hostname tleilax tleilax:~ # tleilax:~ # hostname -f tleilax.bounceme.net tleilax:~ # ...
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How to create wifi hotspot in opensuse 13.2

Using Opensuse 13.2 on a Toshiba Satellite. I have been unable, so far, to make WiFi hotspot in my laptop, so that I can access internet from my WiFi enabled devices. How can I make it a hot-spot?
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Unlist update from update list openSuse

Is there a way to stop openSuse from trying to install a particular update? Everytime I have new updates, it tries to install kernel-desktop-3.11.10-25.1 (x64) along with a newer version (currently ...
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yast routing problem — connect: Network is unreachable

---------------------------------------------------update----------------------- on doge the route works: thufir@doge:~$ thufir@doge:~$ route Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway ...
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Where does zypper source-install put the sources?

When using a command like zypper source-install kwrite where does zypper install the sources to?
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Can't start mysql server on OpenSUSE 13.2

Try to start the server: # service mysql start Output: Job for mysql.service failed. See "systemctl status mysql.service" and "journalctl -xn" for details. Output for "systemctl status ...
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How do I install Cinnamon on OpenSuse 13.1 through SuseStudio?

I want to "build" a customized OpenSuse "appliance" via Suse Studio that runs cinnamon. I created a 32-bit template running OpenSuse 13.1 with the following packages installed: For some reason ...
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Will a 32-bit linux OS work on modern desktops that are compatible with 64-bit?

I'm building a minimal "appliance" via SuseStudio (OpenSuse 13.x) - nothing fancy... just running some emulators on it. I'd like the OS to be compatible with as many workstations as possible so I'm ...
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install just goes to a blank or black screen

ViciBox is built with OpenSuSE v.13.1 64-bit, while the current version looks to be 13.2, not 13.1. This is the only reason I can find to explain why this distro fails to install onto this particular ...
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CD & DVD check program cdck: Excellent disc! or is it? i/o error does this mean bad disc?

How do I establish that a DVD is "ok"? The DVD boots fine. I'm installing ViciDial, which is built with OpenSuSE v.13.1 64-bit. (So the OS is OpenSuSE?) The md5sum for the DVD checks out: ...
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grub errors: invalid file name, disk 'loop' not found, you need to load the kernel first

I need to modify my GRUB settings for dual boot, but don't know the specifics for the custom GRUB entry. Currently using Ubuntu, want to dual-boot an OpenSuSE derivative as below: grub error (where ...
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how partition for OpenSuSE dual-boot

Currently I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 and have quite a bit of free space on this disc: thufir@doge:~$ thufir@doge:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors ...
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KVM Disk Image File Path openSUSE

I need to enable networking for my guest KVM Windows 10 VM under openSUSE Tumbleweed host. I need the default file path for the virtual disk image as per here. Running the following command: ...
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Rewrite module apache2 on openSUSE 13.2

I don't know exactly how apache2 configuration files work, so probably that's the problem. Maybe someone here could help me? My problem is that I have installed apache2 + php @ opensuse 13.2, I ...